Posts Tagged ‘Gangs’

Gordon Parks’s Harlem Argument | NY Times

Gordon Parks's Harlem Argument | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Fresh from assignments at Vogue and Glamour in 1948, Gordon Parks appeared one morning at Life’s New York headquarters, determined to show his portfolio to Wilson Hicks, the magazine’s esteemed picture editor. Mr. Hicks was initially reluctant, but he warmed to Mr. Parks’s work and the story he pitched about the gang […]


The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

The Lost Boy | Bronx Free Press

Story by Debralee Santos From the beginning, he was precious cargo. Christopher Duran arrived in the United States before he was of age – any age. Even when he arrived, traveling over thousands of miles aloft in the air, and holding fast to his mother, he was, in fact, not yet here. His mother Rosanna […]


Prohibition Inwood: Gangland Slaying at Dyckman Street Speakeasy | My Inwood

Prohibition Inwood: Gangland Slaying at Dyckman Street Speakeasy | My Inwood

By Cole Thompson “Roy Herbert Sloane, the shrewd and engaging young man who talked his way out of Sing Sing last fall, was cut down by shotgun fire from an automobile as he left the Mad Dot Boat Club, a speakeasy at 251 Dyckman Street, at 1 o’clock this morning.  He died half an hour […]


Kickstarter Spotlight: Rubble Kings

Kickstarter Spotlight: Rubble Kings

The story of NYC’s 1970s gang subculture and how it influenced the cultural phenomenon that is hip-hop. A Brief Intro From The Filmmakers From 1968 to 1975, gangs ruled New York City. Beyond the idealistic hopes of the civil rights movement lay an unfocused rage. Neither law enforcement nor social agency could end the escalating bloodshed. Peace […]

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